Coverbild Daniele Buetti
Daniele Buetti
Maybe You Can Be One of Us
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Edited by: Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York
Texts by: Jacqueline Burckhardt, Gianni Jetzer, Ferdinand Ullrich, David Velasco, Dr. Beate Ermacora
Artist: Daniele Buetti
English
February 2008 , 232 Pages , 0 Ills.
hardcover
1mm x 1mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-2095-3
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The works of Swiss artist Daniele Buetti (*1956) possess a strange ambivalence. Initially, it often pains us to see the fruits of his artistic labors: photographs of perfectly beautiful supermodels have been branded, tattooed, and scratched—some have even had holes punched through them. However, it is fascinating to witness how the attractiveness and glamour—essentially socially determined classifications—of these women and men always seem to get the last word, securing a lasting impression on the mind of the viewer.Maybe You Can Be One of Us focuses on Buetti’s recent drawings, videos, sculptures, and installations. They are an expression of world-weariness, and represent a sign of our times, focusing on the individual’s precarious existential orientation. The grotesque elements of his works are eminently oppressive, triggering archetypal fears of the abnormal, and evoking associations of violence and destruction. (German edition ISBN 978-3-7757-2094-6) Exhibition schedule: Swiss Institute, New York, February 13–March 22, 2008  Kunsthalle Recklinghausen and Kunstmuseum Mülheim/Ruhr, October 6–November 30, 2008  With the support of Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts CouncilDaniele Buetti (*1956 in Fribourg) lives and works in Zurich.He has been a professor at the Kunstakademie Münster since 2004.Daniele Buetti (*1956 in Fribourg) lives and works in Zurich.He has been a professor at the Kunstakademie Münster since 2004.
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